How does a prime Silva vs Whittaker fight play out?

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  1. NationWideNinja

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    Silva was a laser, even more so than Izzy. But I feel like he needed his space and distance to set up killshots, whereas Adesanya showed that he can land killer blows from short distance.

    Of course Silva also has the dangerous clinch and knees, and he demonstrated that he can fight on the retreat against Griffin, but thats a far cry from Whittaker.

    Who takes it?
     
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    Prime Anderson would have made Rob pay dearly last Saturday.

    Deal with it.

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    Silva sends Whittaker's head to the moon
     
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    Silva would dismantle him without much resistance
     
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  5. Moro

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    By Sherdog standards you’re only as good as your last fight. Since both lost their last fight, Sherdoggers will have to flip a coin as to who wins.
     
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    Silva wins...
     
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    ScarfaceJr All praise honor & glory to the most High

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    if he fights the way he did last saturday he gets forrest griffin'd
     
  8. boladiQup

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    Prime doesn't mean most recent fight...

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    Rob is a textbook fighter to get picked apart by Silva.

    He doesn’t need space and distance with striking. When he was in the matrix, his counter striking was awesome and he would have absolutely killed Robert.

    Silva fights were boring when his opponent didn’t push the pace on him because he didn’t want to lead. Rob would have came out, pushed the pace and got countered and finished with something like Griffin.
     
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    Even Silva now would have a decent chance of catching him. His precision is precise.
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    Silva, but never count out the Reaper
     
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    JabToucher I don't put anyone on ignore!

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    Not too much different than watching Anderson vs leben.
     
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    Erick Silva isn’t even in his prime yet lol. He’s got so much potential
     
  14. Fwaming Dwagon

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    I'm guessing either something like him vs Stephan Bonnar/Dan Henderson or a 5 round dominance like Anderson vs Thales Leites and Damian Maia.
     
  15. Fwaming Dwagon

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    I'd say it would be similar to Anderson vs Bonnar or Patrick Cote.
     
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  16. tony3

    tony3 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Cmon man there’s levels to this.

    Anderson brutal ko in 1
     
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    Anderson is the greatest striker to EVER grace the Octagon

    Roy jones jr of MMA
     
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    Not an easy task for either guy but Whittaker beats him IMO. Andy is no Izzy. Rob is arguably the best middleweight ever, up there with Izzy, Andy, Yoel & Jacare.
     
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    Prime aka roided Silva would be too much for the bloated WW
     
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    He would have been picked apart fierce with counter strikes the way he lunged in with haymakers.
     

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